Sesame Street, in partnership with the First 5 Association, has created Care, Cope, Connect: Comforting and Supporting Kids During Community Stress, a guide to help support families who may be in a state of fear, anxiety, or loss. We're excited to bring this resource to San Joaquin County. The guide is a great tool to use with families can be downloaded for free! English | Spanish
Community Event & Sponsorship Funds are Still Available!
First 5 San Joaquin has set aside funds for fiscal year 2017-2018 to sponsor events and activities that assist in achieving the priorities established in the Strategic Plan and help to expand the reach of the
Talk, Read, Sing, Draw, Play campaign. Event sponsorship grants are available in the amounts of $250, $500, $750 or $1,000 per event or activity.
What to Know and Do About the Flu State health officials report continuing increases in influenza (flu) related illness, hospitalizations and deaths. Check out the latest press release from San Joaquin Public Health Services on how to prevent the spread of the flu, and be prepared if you or someone close to you comes down with the flu. More info...
New Oral Health Jingles! Tooth decay (also called early childhood caries) is the most common life-long children's disease in the country. At a recent First 5 San Joaquin funded partners meeting, we let our creative juices flow and came up with four "oral health" jingles that promote good oral health routines... we hope you enjoy singing them as much as we did! More Info...
First 5 San Joaquin has invested $2.3 million in
Raising Quality! IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive).
Raising Quality! IMPACT offers quality standards, coaching, training, and incentives to child care providers throughout the county. A new fact sheet presents key findings from an evaluation of the first year of
Raising Quality! IMPACT in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. More info...